MONTROSE, P.a. (WBNG) — With the weather finally warming up, birds native to the Southern Tier are migrating back north for the spring.
On Sunday, Friends of Salt Springs Park taught locals how to build homes for the returning birds. The birdhouses are the right size for birds including the Eastern Bluebird, and can be placed right in your backyard.
Avid birder watcher Evan Mann gave a presentation on the different species of birds native to the region, and how to tell the difference between them. He also discussed the different types of nests that each bird creates.
“Putting the box up almost guarantees success and helps those birds to mate, reproduce, and raise a new generation of young birds,” said Mann.
The birdhouse was designed by Dr. Scott Shalaway, an expert in cavity nesting birds. Participants were able to assemble their own birdhouses using pre-cut wood pieces provided by the Friends of Salt Springs Park.
“It’s a chance for people to make a positive influence on the environment, instead of all the negative ones we inadvertently make because of all our activities,” said Mann.
If you would like to purchase your own wood kit to assemble a house, visit their website here.